Recreate A Movie Theater At Home - A Great Home Entertainment System
Curtains, carpeting, a wide screen projection television, surround sound and bolted theater seats will make the movie theater recreation complete for your home theater.
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You can have a great home theater with all the main ingredients that will make your home theater resemble the local movie theater, only customized to suit you. All you need are the right home theater devices, home theater furniture, home theater architecture, home theater interior design.
Home Theater Devices
To recreate a surround-sound experience in your home, you will need built in home theater speakers, a home theater receiver and a projection television that is at least 27 inches wide. The built in home theater speakers receive different sound signals from the receiver. These sound channels represent different portions of the sounds in the movie and one speaker amplifies all sounds in the movie. The audience has home theater speakers set up around their position. The home theater receiver receives input from a VCR, DVD player or satellite dish. The home theater receiver broadcasts the input through output devices, which are the home theater speakers and the wide-screen television.
Home Theater Furniture
Instead of the homey couch look, you can achieve a more authentic look with home theater furniture. You can purchase the bolted theater seats that let your audience sink into their individual comfortable chairs close to one another. Authentic home theater furniture enhances the movie theater atmosphere in your home theater.
Home Theater Architecture
To create a soundproof room without too much light, you will need a rectangular room that is enclosed. The room has to be roomy to allow your audience to move around and for enough space for optimization of the projection television broadcast. Design the rest of the home theater based on the placement of the television and your audience.
Home Theater Interior Design
The elements of home theater interior design rely on elements that will enhance the surround-sound experience. For instance, put curtains on the wall to prevent an echo. A carpeted floor will have the same effect. Have a concession stand nearby for great effect and use. You can choose home theater dimmer lighting for just the right effect.
You can create a movie theater atmosphere in your home with home theater equipment, furniture, architecture and interior design. You can customize your home theater however, you like, as long as you include these basic elements of home theater set up and design. If you want to keep things simple, start with a home theater receiver, home theater speakers and a wide screen television. Once you experience that and you have the right budget, you may want to move onto your own enclosed home theater that resembles a public movie theater.
Here are easy to follow directions for making baskets. Baskets are loved by everyone, and making them once soon turns into a hobby, whether for fun for yourself or for gifts. Everyone loves baskets. They can be found in almost any home, either serving a purpose such as holding fruit or magazines, or as a decorative accent hanging from a pot rack. Today they can be easily found in any store and range in cost from very inexpensive to rather pricey. Baskets may be optional in the home now, but at one time they were absolute necessities, and early settlers and pioneers had to make their own.
With the easy availability of baskets today, we don't need to scavage the countryside for materials to make them, but many people do it anyway. The reasons they make their own baskets range from wanting to be self-sufficient to creating a unique gift for someone to therapeutic stress relief.
If you would like to try your hand at basket making, for whatever reason, supplies are widely available. Almost any flexible material in nature can be used and craft stores offer a supply of machine made reeds and splints.
Before we take a look at how to weave baskets, let's take a look at basket making materials. Below is a list of natural materials along with brief instructions on how to prepare them for use.
Cattail leaves and/or stalks: Gather fully grown in early fall. On leaves, cut bottom base off and hang to dry. Before use, soak 5 minutes in lukewarm water.
Corn husks: Gather the inner leaves of an ear of corn when it is ripe. Hang to dry for one week. Before use, soak 5 minutes in lukewarm water.
Honeysuckle vines: Vines need to be at least 1 year old and should be cut between fall and early spring. Boil vine for 4 hours and then remove bark. Before use, soak 20 minutes in lukewarm water.
Vines (grape or any pliable vine): Gather vines when they are not producing (late fall to early spring). Hang to dry in a cool, dark place. If bark loosens, peel it off. Before use, soak overnight in lukewarm water.
Pine needles (brown): Pick needles (5"-12" long), on any dry day. Wash in warm soapy water and lay out to dry. Take time to make sure they are clean. Before use, soak until pliable in lukewarm water.
Daffodil leaves: Gather leaves when they are full grown and green. To keep their green color, spread them out to dry in a dark place. Spray lightly before use.
After any of the above materials have soaked the prescribed length of time, wrap them in a damp towel as you are working so they don't dry out or over soak. Here we will look at making a basket from vines.
To make a basket from a vine you will need about 10, 3' long piees and around 15, 4' long pieces of vine. (These amounts are rough guidelines, as the thickness of vines and tightness of weave will affect actual amounts needed.) Choose the thickest pieces (around 1/2" diameter) to make the frame. Lay 3, 3' spokes on top of 3 bottom spokes to form a square cross. Using a piece of the long thin vine, called a weaver, fold it so one end is shorter than the other. Loop it over top spokes and then weave it over and under bottom spokes. (Weave it over 3 spokes, under the next three, over the next three, etc.) You should do this at least 3 times. Once you have, you can begin weaving it through the spokes individually. To add a new vine, or weaver, simply insert along the side of a spoke in between a previous weave. As you are adding and weaving, you will start having more space between the spokes. At this point you can cut new spokes and insert them to fill these spaces. Begin weaving them immediately into the pattern.
When you have made the bottom 6" wide, you should lightly dampen the spokes until they are flexible enough to be turned upward, and continue weaving as you make your sides.
To finish off the top edge, bend the spokes over and weave them amongst themselves one at a time. For example, take one spoke, bend it to the right and weave it over the one next to it,then under the next one, then over the next, etc. When that spoke has woven itself as far as it can, do this with the next one, and then continue until they have all been secured down. With scissors, snip off any ends that may be unsightly or sticking out.
These instructions can be adapted to work for almost any of the other materials.
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